The Backup Plan

Wei-Shen Wong investigates business continuity procedures in a region especially prone to natural disasters.

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In the capital markets and financial data industries, technology has replaced burly traders on exchange floors with remote algorithms, and has replaced manual data collection and scrubbing practices with streamlined, automated processes that save time and money. Now, the industry relies on these processes, just as in daily life those who fear electrical outages rely on flashlights, battery-operated lamps, and even smartphone flashlight apps, rather than old-school candles to light their way when

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